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MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
to say that common sense has come out of the closet. >> bill clinton calls for an end to doma. >> former president bill clinton is having a change of heart and urging the supreme court to do the same. >> clinton made doma the law of the land, clearly he was not proud to do. it was done under the cover of darkness. >> i believe that doma is unconstitutional. >> we learned from history. >> i know it is unconstitutional. >> we learn from history. >> this is a discriminatory law. >> this is a civil rights battle that is very nearly won. >> we learned today that the economy added 236,000 jobs in february. and the unemployment rate is down to 7.7%. the lowest since 2008. and all of that is very good news. now, sometimes these jobs reports, it can be sort of good news at the top. bad news inside, like a rotten oreo, but not really in this one. 48,000 new construction jobs, and 150,000 since september, a real sign of improving housing market. 24,000 means people are shopping and stores are bullish, they believe they will continue to shop. and hourly wages went up. the take-up? you just can't kee
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
to overturn doma, the defense of marriage act. this is a big deal. be a 5k9 he signed back in '96. and that's coming up next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. more than two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy. we've shared what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. bp's also committed to america. we support nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. you're watching "hardball," the [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
next, bill clinton says it's time to overturn doma, the defense of marriage act. this is a big deal. an act he signed back in '96. and that's coming up next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. place for politics. blank blaj there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> i'm krak melvin. here's what's happening right now. chuck h aragel plans to meet wi afghan president. doze dozens officials from around the world attended hugo chavez's funeral and osama bin laden's son-in-law appeared in court today. he was arrested last week in jordan. >> president clinton has signed a bill that bans same-sex marriages. the white house says the president has long opposed government recognition of homosexual marriages but hopes the bill w
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 8:00am PST
. that leads to the question of the day for you -- what do you think of bill clinton's about-face on doma? [ female announcer ] from tracking the bus. ♪ to tracking field conditions. ♪ wireless is limitless. [ female announcer ] from more efficient payments. ♪ to more efficient pick-ups. [ female announcer ] from more efficient payments. ♪ wireless is limitless. blast of cold feels nice. why don't you use bengay zero degrees? it's the one you store in the freezer. same medicated pain reliever used by physical therapists. that's chilly. [ male announcer ] bengay zero degrees. freeze and move on. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] >>> the drone debates is on capitol hill and highlighting a growing rift in the republican party. john mccain and lind psi graham being taken to task for their blistering talk about the filibuster. calm down, senator. the u.s. government cannot randomly target american citizens on u.s. soil or anywhere else. >> to my republican colleagues,
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 9:00am PST
that bill clinton has penned an op ed in the washington post explaining sort of how doma came about and saying that it's time for doma to be overturned. he writes in 1996 i signed the defense of marriage act, although that was only 17 years ago. it was a very different time. no state in the union with same-sex marriage recognized much less available as a legal right. i believe that in 2013 doma and opposition to marriage equality are vestages of just such an unfamiliar society. i mean, that's actually sort of -- it's interesting. i mean, he does explain sort of where he was at and how he thought doma was sort of neutralized. the issue of gay marriage from going to the courts and make it more incendiary. you do have to wonder, chris, was it, hmm, you just realize that you were on the wrong side of history here, or -- >> it's also a reminder, i think, when people talk about bill clinton dwikly and his legacy, and particularly when they talk about the clinton-gingrich relationship as a precedent or model for what president obama is dealing with. people forget how much awful legislation
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 8:00am PST
instead. >>> the president who signed the defense of marriage act into law now says it's time to put doma asunder. >>> and jurors in the ex-rated murder trial of jodi arias let the defendant know exactly what they think of her. and this is long before they reach a verdict on her life or death. >>> we begin this hour with the first step on a very long road to justice for a man, american federal civilian justice, for a son-in-law of osama bin laden, whom the united states is accusing of con spir conspiracy to kill us. he had been out of sight for years only to surface last week in the middle east and then wind up in the hands of the cia. and at that point, was really easy, key have had a one way ticket to guantanamo bay. and some people on capitol hill think that is exactly where that man belongs. but instead, he just appeared like any other accused criminal in a federal court in manhattan facing a one count indictment that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. what do you think he pled? probably not surprise, not guilty. and he's due back in court on april 8. susan candiotti w
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
results of the defense of marriage act or doma. this initial tax on married same sex spouses and domestic partners adds another sting to the injustice of doma. this year we are very hopeful with a number of decisions that are going to be coming before the u.s. supreme court when they will hear the proposition 8 case, perry case and various sdoma cases in late march 2013. however we should not and cannot stand still in san francisco while this discrimination continues. i'm proud this legislation is supported again by my co-sponsor, supervisor wiener, campos, chiu, avalos and mar, as well as the alice b democratic club and harvey milk democratic club. and san francisco we have always been the city that has prided itself on being ahead of the curve and one that is willing to tackle difficult unjust issues in the name of equality. as a city we shouldn't stand idle contributing members continue to be discriminated against purely because of their sexual orientation. with hope and uncertainty that the supreme court will find prop 8 and doma unconstitutional, there is no time to wait to pass this
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
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CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
of time on this. i believe that you're speaking to the doma. in the house was 100 and -- how many -- 412 house and senate -- 212 house and senate friends of the court in the doma case. i believe doma is unconstitutional and i believe the republicans know it. in the 204, before we won the majority, republicans were still at that time in the majority, they would pass bills that were called court stretching bills. it was back to what they were trying to do years ago, like goldwater and smith rejected it. there was an element in the republican party that marbury versus madison was wrongly decided that judicial review was not a core responsibility, judicial review being review of laws passed by congress for their constitutionality. they passed doma in the 1990's. so around 4, 5, that we are running around with these bills and one of the court-stripping bills stripped the court of judicial review was specifically on doma. so aware were they that it could not withstand judicial review that they wanted to pass a bill and the purpose of the bill was to strip the court of the power to review const
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
. doma. a bill he signed in to law in the '90s. the president says the law allows for discrimination. why is he saying it now? >>> you can join our conversation on twitter. do we have a mower? no. a trimmer? no. we got nothing. we just got our first house, we're on a budget. we're not ready for spring. well let's get you ready. very nice. you see these various colors. we got workshops every saturday. maybe a little bit over here. this spring, take on more lawn for less. not bad for our first spring. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get ready for spring with this ryobi 18-volt trimmer, just ninety-nine bucks. departure. hertz gold plus rewards also offers ereturn-- our fastest way to return your car. just note your mileage and zap ! you're outta there ! we'll e-mail your receipt in a flash, too. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optihow?rs. by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-cl
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
washington post" and he says this. i have come to believe that doma is contrary to our nation's principles and, in fact, income patible with our constitution. it should be overturned. in a nation that honors freedom and justice, it's hard to see how doma fits anymore. would that be fair? >> i think that's exactly fair. and it is remarkable just to note how far we have come in a relatively short period from 1996. i mean, the reason that president clinton signed doma into law is because there was a fear that republicans were going to push a can goal amendment making marriage between a man and a woman. and same thing with don't ask, don't tell. that was the compromise place to be. republicans wanted a cleat ban and some democrats as well wanted a complete ban on gays serving in the military. don't ask, don't tell was a way at that time to allow gays to continue serving. obviously the politics and the public sentiment on both of those issues have changed in such a beautiful and dramatic way. it's incredible to see bill clinton come out and sate basically i was totally wrong and this is where w
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 2:30am PST
clinton is calling on the supreme court to overturn the defense of marriage act. or doma. a piece of legislation he signed into law 17 years ago which denies the federal recognition of same-sex marriages. in an op-ed for the "washington post," president clinton writes, we are still a young country. and many of our landmark civil rights decisions are fresh enough that the voices of their champions still echo. even as the world that proceeds them becomes less and less familiar. i believe that in 2013 doma and opposition to marriage equality are vestiges of such an unfamiliar society. americans have been at this sort of a crossroads often enough to recognize the right path. we understand that while our laws may be at times lagging behind our best natures, in the end they catch up to our core values. 150 years ago, in the midst of the civil war, president abraham lincoln concluded a message to congress by posing the very question we face today. it is not can any of us imagine better, but can we all do better? the answer, of course, and always, yes. >>> republican hopes of taking back
PBS
Mar 1, 2013 7:30pm PST
companies signed on to the brief about doma, the defense of marriage act, and these companies are from a wide range of industries, but we in the technology community saw a lot of silicon valley representation. we saw google, microsoft, twitter, zynga, go down the line of public facing consumer internet companies. it's like a roll call there. they're all speaking out very frankly about their support for same-sex marriage. and i think we all ask that question, what does any business have in such a personal, political conversation? their argument is this is also an hr conversation. it's about taxes. it's about benefits. it's about insurance. and they feel that they have shouldering an unfair burden in terms of just -- in terms of human relations and human resources. >> specifically, though, pardon me for interrupting, specifically, though, how are they affected? is it impeding their efforts to hire the best people? is it creating legal confusion in the hr department, who gets benefit, who doesn't? >> all of the above. they cited one case where yale university had to -- they messed up taxe
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2013 8:30am EST
the obama administration, which is not defending the doma case, which raises the standing question there, whether they will file an amicus brief supporting the challengers of proposition eight, or whether they won't. and if they do, what kind of arguments will then make. we will find out on thursday. in the meantime they were 47 -- 40 some amicus briefs filed on the side of our opponents in the proposition eight case, and will be at least that many files this thursday supporting our position in the case, including there was a "new york times" story this morning you may have seen on the front page, former and present mostly former republican party officeholders who have signed up in supporting our position in the case, which is a bit of a man bites dog kind of thing -- [laughter] at least some people think that. and we all have a brief that so far as -- so far has over 60 major corporations in america, constituents and everyone other states, major corporations they'll be struck down as unconstitutional, is damaging to their employees, damaging to the workplace. and that sort of thing. the
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 10:00am PST
, a state funeral today for hugo chavez as thousands pay tribute. >>> ditching doma. the president who signed the gay marriage ban into law now says it should be overturned. why the change of heart? >>> and awkward, party of two. a now "new york times" photographer steven crowley captures john mccain and rand paul only moments after mccain slammed paul's made for television filibuster. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live from washington. the stock market soaring to a new record high. the jobless numbers are at a four-ee low, and the washington post chris joins us now along with greg with the economist and cnbc wr this is your specialty, so let's start with you today. let's get behind the numbers, the good, the bad, and any ugly? >> most of bad. excuse me. mostly good. >> good, good, good. >> no ugly that i can see. the number of jobs created quite a bit mo expecting. if you look over the last few months, it looks like we're sustaining job growth from the 150,000 to 200,000 area. more hours means more income, more spending power, but the main thing -- the main take-away p is what's no
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
with an issue that is obviously important to you in california, and that's doma. this is what your leader, nancy pelosi had to say about it yesterday. >> i believe that doma is unconstitutional, and i believe that the republicans know it. i know it's unconstitutional. >> so where we sit now in march of 2013, how much do you think the likelihood of this being repealed it? >> i think it's very likely. public opinion has moved tremendously, incredibly fast. i think right now it's allowed republicans actually to come out and favor -- there's like 100 republicans who issued a brief endorsing marriage equality before the supreme court. i like to say that common sense has come out of the closet. >> as an openly gay person of color, obviously the first person elected to congress in that capacity, how have you found it working with members on the other side of the aisle. has it come up at all, or do you feel we've come to a point of it's the norm. >> i've only been in congress for 2 1/2 months. i have five other colleagues in the house, two others who were elected as openly gay candidates. and i haven't
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
will review doma in just a few weeks and in a "the washington post" op-ed the former president writes in part, "the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all. as the president who signed the act into law i have come to believe that doma is contrary to those principles and in fact, incompatible with our constitution." joining me is form he obama white house official van jones and cnn republican strategist anna in a va know. i know anna you think same-sex marriage is a civil or human right for all. are you surprised by the former president's statement or op-ed? >> you know, no, i'm not, don. i know bill clinton, i know and have spoken to him many times. this is consistent with bill clinton. the issue has evolved and bill clinton and so many other americans have evolved on the issue. when bill clinton first signed the law there was 29% approval for gay marriage. today, it's upwards of 55%, and i also think it's timely. i commend him. it takes humility to admit a mistake. it takes more humility for a president
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
, therefore, constitutional. as the president who signed the act into law, i have come to believe that doma is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our constitution." joining me now to talk about this, cnn contributor, maria cardona, and amy holmes, the anchor of "real news" on "the blaze." amy, you first. did clinton's op ed surprise you at all? >> it didn't surprise me that president clinton is a supporter of gay marriage. in fact, in 1996, a lot of observers thought that his defense of, you know, "traditional marriage" was entirely political, particularly given his own flexible interpretation of the institution in his own personal life. i think what is surprising and important is that a former president of the united states published this op-ed. i think it has real political import, whether or not it will sway the supreme court is another matter. >> maria, as you know, the obama administration has filed a brief pushing for prop 8 to be overturned so it's not maybe that unusual that a president might take a stand on a policy. but have we ever seen a sitting presid
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 10:00am PST
saying, quote, on march 27th, doma will come before the u.s. supreme court and the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice above all and is therefore constitutional. as the president who signed the act into law, i believe -- i have come to believe that doma is contrary to the principles and in fact, incompatible with our constitution. senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joining me now from new york. clinton said that 1996 was a very different time. so how influential will the former president's words be when the justices take this up? >> well, it's really in a remarkable just event in american history to have a president of the united states say that a bill he signed was unconstitutional. i can't think of another example of a president doing that. you know, as a technical legal matter, this is not relevant to the justices. the justices are dealing with the law of the constitution and the precedence of the supreme court. but in the real world, the changes in all attitudes towards gay rights, towards same-sex
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
, the dinner table here today. first up, former president bill clinton says it is time to dump doma. you know, doma, defense of marriage act. it is the act that he signed into law 17 years ago. it defines marriage as a union between men and women. now, clinton is loudly jumping on the rainbow bandwagon, writing this editorial in "the washington post," urging the supreme court to find doma unconstitutional and discriminatory. let me bring in my panel on this friday. we have blogger co-founder jorie desjardins, deedee mcgwire, mark lamont hill, and bill stein. welcome to all of you. >> ben. >> ben stein. what did i say? >> bill. >> come on, i know ben stein. slip of the tongue, my friend, i apologize. mark lamont hill, let me begin with you. what do you think of the fact that bin laden's son-in-law will be tried in manhattan? >> i have mixed feelings about it. on the one hand, new york had a lot of pain, new york has been through a lot. we all as a nation felt the tragedy of 9/11, but new york had a special pain to it. and so to that extent i think it is a good idea. people want to see him, you
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 2:00am PST
when he signed doma in 1996 it was a very different time. writing, quote, when i signed the bill, i included a statement with the admonition that enactment of this legislation should not, despite the fierce and at times devicive rhetoric surrounding it, be understood to provide an excuse for discrimination. the law is itself discriminatory. it should be overturned. >>> there's plenty of speculation. still no confirmation on the exact date when the vatican's pope collection process or conclave will begin. despite a media blackout u.s. cardinal roger mahoney tweeted thursday discussions were reaching a conclusion adding a mood of excitement prevails among the cardinals. as the 115 cardinals prepare to take on the centuries old tradition another tradition dating back hundreds of years is also taking shape. betting on the next pope. according to the website oddschecker.com two of the top three papal contenders are from italy. number two from ghana, cardinal sean o'malley and timothy dolan from the united states are long shots with about a 4% shot at papacy. >>> to london now where pop s
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
to support laws and enforce laws that congress has passed for a variety of reasons. with regard to doma where we declined to defend that statute that courts subsequently have agreed with us applying that standard of heightened security that in fact, doma was unconstitutional. >> there was a bit of a slight of hand. you said courts goode on the merits of the issue, that is different from saying there is no reasonable basis to defend the statute. surely it's not the department's position every case that the department loses a case i will will not defend the statute. what process does the department engage in to determine which federal laws it will follow and which it will not? >> there is a presumption that we will apply and support any law that congress passes. it is the rare instance that we will not. doma was one of those and there wasn't a reasonable basis to defend the statute applying the heightened scrutiny statute. >> let me very briefly address one other area. many attention has focused on the fast and furious program and the tragic consequences of that. was the white house involved in
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 1:00am EST
and enforce laws that congress has passed for a variety ofwith regard to doma where we declined to defend that statute that courts subsequently have agreed with us applying that standard of heightened security that in fact, doma was unconstitutional. >> there was a bit of a slight of hand. you said courts goode on the merits of the issue, that is different from saying there is no reasonable basis to defend the statute. surely it's not the department's position every case that the department loses a case i will will not defend the statute. what process does the department engage in to determine which federal laws it will follow and which it will not? >> there is a presumption that we will apply and support any law that congress passes. it is the rare instance that we will not. doma was one of those and there wasn't a reasonable basis to defend the statute applying the heightened scrutiny statute. >> let me very briefly address one other area. many attention has focused on the fast and furious program and the tragic consequences of that. was the white house involved in any way whatsoever in
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2013 11:00am PST
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FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
to believe at that doma is contrary to those principles and in fact incompatible with our constitution. a supreme court ruling is expected in june. and osama bin laden's spokesperson is here in the united states, captured last week in jordan and turned over to the united states and then flown to new york. a justice indicted with conspiracy to kill americans and tomorrow he will appear in new york city courtroom and tonight, senator lindsey graham blasting the obama administration for bringing him to a civilian court. >> we're putting the administration on notice, we think that sneaking this guy into the country and clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants will be challenged. former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us, good evening, sir. >> good evening, glad to be with you. >> your thoughts about having this man captured, jordan, inhe was captured in turkey and sent to jordan and turned over to the u.s. and brought to the united states. your thoughts about that? >> well, i'm glad that we got him, but i think the administration is trying to make an
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
, i have come to learn that doma is incompatible with our constitution. a supreme court ruling is expected in june. bin laden's spokesperson is in the united states, captured in jordan and turned over to the united states and flown to new york. a just unsealed indictment, charging with him with conspiracy to kill americans. tomorrow, he will appear in a new york city courtroom. tonight, senator lindsay graham blasting the obama administration for bringing the terror suspect to a civilian court. >> we are putting the administration on notice, we think that sneaking this guy into the country... clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants, will be challenged. >> former u.n. ambationz dorjoins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. glad to be with you. >> your thoughts about having this man captured in jordan -- actually, captured in turkey and sent to jordan and brought to the united states. your thoughts about that? >> i am glad we got him. but i think the administration is trying to make an ideological point here that they want to deal with ter
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
-- former president bill clinton taking a stance against doma. >>> and rand paul's 2016 star may be rising while john mccain and lindsey graham may be in deep you know what with conservatives. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in stall 5. it confirms your reservation and the location your car is in, the moment you land. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. i'm here in your home, having a pretty spectacular tuesday. ♪ but i don't notice the loose rug at the top of your stairs. and that's about to become an issue for me. ♪ and if you got the wrong home insurance coverage, my medical bills could get expensive. so get allstate. [ dennis ] good hands. good home. make sure you have the right home protection. talk to an allstate agent. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 2:00am PST
. as a president who signed the act into law, i have come to believe that doma is contrary to those principles and in fact incompatible with our constitution. this as a recent cbs news poll shows 54% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 39% oppose it. >>> scientists say another asteroid, this one the size of a football field will whiz past earth this weekend. this is happening just days after a different, much smaller rock made a closer fly-by. the new asteroid is 330 feet wide and will miss earth by 306,000 miles. this is roughly the size of this meteor which exploded last month over russia. that fireball you remember detonated before astronomers knew it existed. more than 1,600 people were injured, mostly by flying glass. >>> it could soon be law to require the head of every household in one georgia town to own a firearm and ammunition. the city council of nelson, georgia, population 1,300 voting unanimously this week to pass what they're calling the family protection act. >> most everybody that lives here that are original residents here have always had firearms. >> i will
Current
Mar 8, 2013 3:00am PST
-ed in the "washington post" said saying it is time to overturn doma basically he says he made a big mistake. he should not have signed that legislation. he said he thought that it might end discrimination. in fact he has -- he now realizes the law itself is discriminatory, and it should be overturned. he said it is incompatible with our constitution. >> the tide is turning day by day. >> bill: absolutely. so now the author, if you will -- father of doma says it is unconstitutional. we ought to get rid of it. and with that i'll be back to close out the week with today's parting shot. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ (vo) current tv gets the converstion started next. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. ♪ >> announcer: the parting shot with bill press. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: all right. today marks one week do you realize since the sequester kicked in. republicans remember said it would be no big deal nobody would even notice, well they have al
Current
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
chris, this morning that bill clinton had some thoughts on doma. >> he said the reason he signed doma was to prevent the republicans from getting an actual constitutional amendment through, so he said it was a stopgap that he hoped would be repealed at some point -- >> it had to do with his reelection too. if he had come out in favor of gay marriage it would have help bob dole and hurt gay americans as well. >> [ inaudible ]. >> let's be nice to bob dole he is george mcgovern next to these guys. >> stephanie: opposition to same-sex marriage narrow and concentrated study finds exit polls find resistance to same-sex marriage is shrinking and mainly concentrates among older people white evangelicals and non-educated white. those 65 and older expressed opposite by a 21% margin -- >> you know what! >> stephanie: you know what? those younger than 6 [ inaudible ] opposed same-sex marriage by 3-1 -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: other voters expressed support -- >> so pretty much nobody. >> -- by double-digit margins. meanwhile african-americans -- another p
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2013 7:00am PST
was constitutional. 212 is how many members of congress signed a brief asking the court to strike down doma or the defense of marriage act which narrowly defines marriage between a man and a woman. 131. that is the number of conservative leaders, yes, conservative leaders, that signed a brief asking the court to overturn california's prop 8. 61 is the percentage of california voters that now approve of same-sex marriage according to a recent field poll, and that is more than double the rate of california voters who supported same-sex marriage in 1977 when the question was first asked. 51 is the national percentage of american voters that support marriage equality in the latest national poll by nbc and the "wall street journal." that my friends, is a majority. 2 is the number of briefs that the obama administration has filed. one each, for the prop 8 and doma cases, and it's the first time that a u.s. president has come out in support for the rights of same-sex couples to the supreme court. and 2 for the individuals that make up each of the same-sex couples who hope that the support and mome
CNN
Mar 2, 2013 5:00am PST
and ending doma are doing it because they think it is right for their employees and right for the american economy and so i think that speaks volumes and much more than, you know, what particular states' economies look like that have marriage equality. into political powerlessness, without getting into the weeds of political jurisprudence, it's one of the several factors that the court looks at when it decide about how to weigh in on laws that discriminate. but it's really ridiculous to suggest that gays and lesbians are politically powerful, or we wouldn't be here. we wouldn't be talking about fighting against amendments that are approved by legislatures and the voters that gays and lesbians are unable to stop at the ballot box, that take away their right to simply be in a relationship that's equal and recognized. you know, you have six members of the house of representatives who are gay or lesbian in a body of 435 people. it's not as if we are overrunning the halls of power. we have a long way to go. >> and this is obviously a conversation that we will be having in the months to come wit
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
untenable not? >> it is the rare instance where we make the determination that we will not. doma was one of those. and as i said, courts have in fact agreed with that determination. >> let me briefly address one other area. much attention has focused on the "fast and furious" program and the tragic consequences of that. was the white house involved in any way whatsoever in decision-making concerning "fast and furious"? >> note. >> given night, last year faster my understanding is you had asserted executive privilege against handing over documents concerning "fast and furious." it protects communications and advice with the president. his executive privilege applies to those documents, it necessarily implies that the white house and president personally was involved. to which of the two is that? >> the president, the white house got involved in the component. certainly interactions and conversations between the justice department and the white house about the operations after all of the artifacts had occurred, put the controversy and the controversial actions had been taken. we got into a
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am EST
of the department of justice, an area that is so important, voting rights, doma, and other areas that are critical to the future of justice in this country. and i want to thank both you and the president for your leadership on gun violence prevention, and particularly his and your personal commitment to the people of newtown who are still grieving and hurting, and your personal involvement in trying to ease those continuing drama that still affects them as recent as yesterday and our telephone conversation. and i want to focus for the moment on gun violence prevention. as a law enforcement professional, not just as attorney general, but one who has been a judge and prosecutor, this whole idea of better enforcement of existing laws is one we both agree ought to be the goal, and it always is for any prosecutor. and yet enforcement of some of these laws is impeded by gaps in those laws, such as the absence of akron checks on firearms, which now in able about 40% of all firearm purchases to go without any check whatsoever. you would agree with that, wouldn't you? >> yet. there are loopholes. has becom
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
important -- voting rights, doma and other areas that are critical to the future of justice in this country, and i want to thank both you and the president for your leadership on gun violence prevention and particularly his and your personal commitment to the people of newtown who are still grieving and hurting and your personal involvement in trying to ease those continuing trauma that still affect them as recently as yesterday in our telephone conversation. i want to focus for the moment on gun violence prevention. as a law enforcement professional, not just as attorney general, but one who has been a judge and a prosecutor, this whole idea of better enforcement of existing laws is one that we both agree ought to be the goal and it always is for any prosecutor. and yet enforcement of some of these laws is impeded by gaps in those laws such as the absence of background checks on firearms which now enable about 40% of all firearms purchases to go without any check whatsoever. you would agree with that, wouldn't you? >> yeah. there are loopholes. as we come to describe them. that make the en
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2013 11:00am PST
the first mention ever of an inaugural address. doma. >> you know -- >> go ahead. >> i happen to be of mixed race and when i was born it was illegal for my parents to be married in their home states of virginia and north carolina. today that sounds crazy to people that that would have ever been against the law. so i'm happy to see in my lifetime, and i think genuinely, people's attitudes are changing. why in our military would we not want the best of the best when we are up against the worst of the worst? >> i spent six months in iraq in '03 and '04, and i will tell you that there were women especially in units like psychological operations and places in the military intelligence that were absolutely in the fight and i don't remember anybody saying well, i'm not going go out there because there's a woman when the rockets started firing you would cover anywhere you could. >> rich, you mentioned that you were one of the signees of the letter. you're aware of this and most of our viewers are probably aware of this as well, cpac, the consentive political action conferen conference, excluded go p
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